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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Title: AssistantProfessor
Department: César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies
Email: gcarpio@chavez.ucla.edu

Current Project(s):

  • Her manuscript project examines mobility—as practiced, policed, and imagined—as an agent in the production of racial difference. This work focuses on the development of the Inland Empire, located east of metropolitan Los Angeles, over the course of the 20th century. Cutting across these discussions are questions on how practices and policies defined by mobility have helped maintain control over labor and lent legitimacy to exclusionary claims in multiracial places. More so, it examines the ways people of color negotiated their place within these meaning systems through claiming the right to mobility or, in other instance, the right to stay put.

Available Publications/Books:

Tagged: Government/Politics, History